Never Too Late: Finding Your Passion as a College Student

Madelyn Douglas Computer Science, Electrical, Internship, Madelyn, Major, Professional & Academic, Study, Viterbi Orgs, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

An alternate title for this article could be “Yes, I Changed My Major Junior Year and Will Graduate on Time”, but I’ll get into that later.  Sometimes it can seem like everyone has it together in college, with their dream job at their dream company and a major taking them along that path.  Well, believe me, many of us start …

Why I transferred

Alice Gusev Alice, College Applications, Electrical, Transfer, Trojan Spirit, Viterbi Class, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC Leave a Comment

My first year and a half of college, I attended the University of Washington Seattle. I met some of the best friends of my life, and had some really awesome adventures. I’m from Seattle, so it was nice being close to home and seeing my family often, but something was missing. I always had a life-long dream of living in …

Intel Inside? Trojan Outside 🤠

Loic Alini Internship, Loic, Professional & Academic, Viterbi Summer, Work Leave a Comment

For me, this summer was a roller coaster of learning, hard work, professional growth, but most importantly personal growth. I had the privilege of working for Intel and it made for an exciting couple of months! I got to work in the Technology Development division of Intel at their manufacturing site in Hillsboro Oregon. Their Oregon site employs tens of …

What They Don’t Tell You About College

Cami Amein Cami, Electrical, Involvement, Major, Study, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

What people don’t tell you about college. Being close to ending my fourth semester of college has made me realize, I really had no idea what was in store for me. Everyone told me about being independent, surrounded by like minded individual. I think somewhere along the way of trying to find the perfect fit where I could become the …

Why USC Was Right For Me

Cami Amein Cami, College Applications, Electrical, Why USC Leave a Comment

My sister is about to start her descent into the college application process as a rising high school senior, so now, most of my phone calls home are about picking schools, majors, essay topics, and everything else college related. It got me thinking about my own experience with picking schools and how on earth I ended up at USC, a …

Why I Was Scared of Being an Engineer

Cami Amein Cami, College Applications, Electrical, Major, Trojan Spirit, Uncategorized, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus, Why USC, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

Being a senior in high school is not easy. There is so much pressure to know where you are going to college, what you want to study, basically everything else about the rest of your life and don’t forget to get good grades in all your classes. For people who thought they had it all planned out, good for them, ...

Stressed about picking a major? Don’t be!

Audrey Roberts Audrey, College Applications, Major Leave a Comment

Many of you are probably reaching the point in the college application season that you are selecting — from a large dropdown list on the Common Application — the major you would like to study for the next four years. At a certain point, I was deciding between a BFA in sculpture, a B. Arch (architecture), and a BS in …

Back to school? Back to the grind!!!

Loic Alini Aerospace and Mechanical, Apartment, Food, Home Life, Housing, Loic, Suite, Uncategorized, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

After an exciting summer of interning and catching up with all my friends from back home, I had a yearning for my home away from home. I missed all the late night chats with friends, spontaneous adventures to get random food at places I’ve never heard of, rallying for the Trojans on gameday, etc, etc, etc… This year, I’m living …

Working as an Orientation Advisor

Cami Amein Cami, Involvement, Uncategorized, Women In Engineering, Work Leave a Comment

   I spent my summer break working for the Office of Orientation Programming as an Orientation Advisor. It was definitely one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever gone through and already miss it!                           This summer has been my favorite summer ever. Imagine getting paid to go to …

What it’s actually like to be an undergraduate researcher

Cami Amein Cami, Electrical, Involvement, Professional & Academic, Research, Uncategorized, Women In Engineering Leave a Comment

That’s my roommate! In high school, dance class was an everyday activity for me . So when I got to college I didn’t know how to keep dancing seeing as my classes revolved around engineering. Luckily for me I had awesome roommates in the Glorya Kaufman School of Dance (check out their website: https://kaufman.usc.edu/) who let me into the studios …

An Audiophile Aerospace Engineer?!

Michael Thorson Aerospace and Mechanical, Free Time, Michael, Viterbi Life, Viterbi Plus Leave a Comment

Last year I was at the Coachella music festival with a few of my best friends and I started to think pondering the massive speaker stacks each stage had. The kid in me knew I should have been just dancing to the music, but the engineer in me couldn’t help wondering how these machines could produce sounds so loud and …

Winter Break Recap and a New Semester!

Michelle Michelle, Viterbi Life Leave a Comment

Happy 2017 everyone! I don’t want to believe it, but I’m halfway through my junior year. The semester is starting up, and it’s been great to get back into the swing of things. I’ve really been loving the “beginning of the semester high” everyone has been enjoying. There’s nothing better than coming back to school energized and excited. 🙂 I …

10th Anniversary of the Ming Hsieh Department of EE!

Michelle Electrical, Internship, Michelle Leave a Comment

A few weeks ago, I had the honor of being the student speaker at the 10th anniversary of the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering! It was a wonderful reception, and I was so excited to meet the namesake of USC’s amazing EE department, Dr. Ming Hsieh. I enjoyed myself immensely, especially when I listened to Dean Yortsos, Provost Michael …

What Classes do Electrical Engineers Take?

Michelle Electrical, Michelle, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

So it’s hard to believe, but we are now past the halfway point of the semester. Lately, I’ve been thinking about the remaining of my semesters here at USC, which can be a little daunting considering I’m a junior now! For a quick update, I’m taking three electrical engineering courses: Linear Systems, Probability and Statistics for EE, and Physical Electronics. …

Space is Hard – Interning at Aerospace

Shayna Goldberger Astronautical, Electrical, Internship, Professional & Academic, Shayna Leave a Comment

This summer I have been interning at the Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, working with the group that advises and assists the Air Force on their weather satellite programs. I actually sit in the LA Air Force Base (which I didn’t even know existed before this summer), which has been really interesting, and only a little intimidating.     Along …

Best Parts of Being a College Student at SC!

Michelle Electrical, Food, Free Time, Michelle, Museums, Viterbi Life, Why USC Leave a Comment

Hey everyone! The semester is almost over, it’s and kind of crazy to think that I’m going to be halfway done with college! This got me thinking about the amazing time I’ve had so far here at SC, and what my favorite parts are as an engineering student in the middle of LA. Of course, I love being an electrical …

10/10 Would Recommend Classes at USC!

Michelle Electrical, Michelle, Viterbi Class Leave a Comment

Hey guys! So I’m really enjoying my semester so far, and I thought I’d share some of my favorite classes! I’ve discovered that my most interesting classes usually tend to be my engineering courses, and this is 100% true for my EE courses! My favorite part about my EE courses is that the theoretical and practical parts of engineering are …

SC Racing: Coolest Student Organization Around!

Michelle Design Teams, Electrical, Michelle, Viterbi Orgs Leave a Comment

Hi everyone! The semester is finally in full swing, with midterm season looming in the (not-so-far) distance! On the bright side, with the semester in full force, this means that all the student organizations are also hard at work! One of my favorite student organizations at USC is definitely SC Racing! Last year as a freshman, I began hearing about …